Opinion

Editorial: Turkey is a lesson for South Africa
Editorial: Turkey is a lesson for South Africa
On Monday, the Turkish lira reached a historic low of 7.24 against the dollar — a dramatic decline in value that, accompanied by inflation of...
Editorial: Mashaba trumps Trump
Editorial: Mashaba trumps Trump
Now that the tweeters of the world can put 280 characters in a box instead of 140, Helen Zille has double the space to shoot herself in the foot...
Class the DNA of society
Class the DNA of society
Is class, rather than race, the key to understanding today’s South Africa? Complexity has been the theme of a number of recent Mail &...
South Africa is on a perilous path to making criminals of people on the move
South Africa is on a perilous path to making criminals of people on the move
Over the past decade, the world has been marked by increasingly restrictive responses by states to people on the move. Governments frame asylum...
Our universities must stop being sites of women abuse
Our universities must stop being sites of women abuse
On Women’s Day the body of Khensani Maseko was lowered to its resting place. This was the saddest depiction of the country South Africa has...
How could Turkey overcome its currency woes?
How could Turkey overcome its currency woes?
Not long ago it would have been deemed inconceivable to see Turkey, a long-standing US ally and staunch member of NATO, in the list of countries...
'The Lost Boys' speaks to us all
'The Lost Boys' speaks to us all
Mark Minnie was 12 years old in 1972 when he was raped by 17-year-old twins, Bryce and Mickey. They lived in the same neighbourhood.
ANC Youth League: Critical but stable?
ANC Youth League: Critical but stable?
Critical but stable is a phrase synonymous with a difficult period in the life of our democratic nation — when we held our breath and said...
Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics
Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics
The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples’ Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement...
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
The past is a foreign country. Until it shakes us out of our collective slumber on a cold Sunday morning. It confronts us from the front page of a...
Rhodes must stop treating rapists like victims
Rhodes must stop treating rapists like victims
For Rhodes University, there is another dimension to the difficult problem of undoing rape culture — a deep distrust that has developed...
Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Last Friday, a third-year university student died of suicide at home in Johannesburg. Khensani Maseko had been raped in Makhanda in May.
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
It is 50 years since 1968, dubbed by the CNN’s new four-part series as “the year that changed America”. The United States, however, was only...

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